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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000039141
Veröffentlicht am 27.04.2018
DOI: 10.5194/acp-10-9953-2010
Zitationen: 4
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Do vibrationally excited OH molecules affect middle and upper atmospheric chemistry?

Clarmann, T. von; Hase, F.; Funke, B.; Lopez-Puertas, M.; Orphal, J.; Sinnhuber, M.; Stiller, G.P.; Winkler, H.

Except for a few reactions involving electronically excited molecular or atomic oxygen or nitrogen, atmospheric chemistry modelling usually assumes that the temperature dependence of reaction rates is characterized by Arrhenius’ law involving kinetic temperatures. It is known, however, that in the upper atmosphere the vibrational temperatures may exceed the kinetic temperatures by several hundreds of Kelvins. This excess energy has an impact on the reaction rates. We have used upper atmospheric OH populations and reaction rate coefficients for OH(υ = 0...9)+O3 and OH(υ = 0...9)+O to estimate the effective (i.e. population weighted) reaction rates for various atmospheric conditions. We have found that the effective rate coefficient for OH(υ =0...9)+O3 can be larger by a factor of up to 1470 than that involving OH in its vibrational ground state only. At altitudes where vibrationally excited states of OH are highly populated, the OH reaction is a minor sink of Ox and O3 compared to other reactions involving, e.g., atomic oxygen. Thus the impact of vibrationally excited OH on the ozone or Ox sink remains small. Among quiescent atmosphe ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2010
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7316, 1680-7324
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-391418
KITopen ID: 1000039141
HGF-Programm 12.04.03; LK 01
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Band 10
Heft 20
Seiten 9953-9964
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